Process management is a system that enables operational responsiveness.
It is a system that anticipates industry climates and allows your business to move through its work with increasing momentum.
Keeping agile in the work place is more important now than ever. Process management is a continuous flow of work that keeps you above and beyond your competitors.
Process Management Vs Project Management
First thing’s first, to understand process management and its significance within the realm of operational responsiveness we need to recognize where processes fit in context to project management.
Processes exist within Project Management.
While a project involves multiple tasks and collaboration, the processes construct the tasks. Within one project there are many processes.
Often projects involve a once-off venture that has a start and an end. Process are continuous and can exist indefinitely, while projects and tasks have an end point.
When you create unique and unrepeatable processes to achieve project objectives, you set yourself up for slow progress and even failure.
Process Management and efficiency go hand in hand.
Process connects the tasks that fulfill a project, and when they are managed and optimized they target your work toward success.
Agile Process Management
When a project doesn’t go to plan it is time to change up the flow of project operation.
Responsive Process Management allows for the continual assessment of the systems in place to achieve results within a business.
For the tech and IT industries, it means the software will always have the architecture in place to support project development.
Consider the stages of a project and break down the steps; from planning, research, creation, implementation and so on and so forth. Now identify the key indicators that prove the project was successful (or unsuccessful).
When you work with an Agile Process Management Systems, you map out the process (seen below as steps) and considering results from previous experiences, adjust the process mapping to point to increased success in the areas that were weak before.
With agile processes you remove your work from a rigid structure and instead adapt for the system that will enhance successful results. Including more specific goals and acknowledging the need to shift things around and rinse and repeat elements of your process.
How to be Operationally Responsive with Process Management
Being operationally responsive is instrumental in being up to date with business trends and ahead of your competitors
Monitoring business processes enable you to provide support where needed in your organization.
If a client is unhappy with results it probably means you need to include additional processes that clarify objectives, manage expectations and ensure that your work is in line with the client’s requirements.
An operationally responsive process anticipates changes in the industry. Discover threats and opportunities in real time and react immediately.
Stay ahead of the competition while meeting the ever-changing needs of the client.
Provide consistent, quality work and be operationally responsive with process management.
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